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Disabled students in private colleges can benefit from government support

Disabled students at private colleges seem to be able to access Government-funded supports after a change in policy.

Follows up debate after parent and disability advocate Tom Clonan He said he refused to consider such support on the grounds that his son went to a private college.

Mr. Clonan said his son Eoghan (19), who has a rare illness that has confined him to a wheelchair and impairs his vision, has received an offer for a third level course. Dublin Business School (DBS) through the CAO system.

Mr. Clonan said he was told that his son was not eligible for disability benefits because DBS was not a publicly funded institution.

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